Saturday, September 19, 2020

STAMPtember Collaboration - Pinkfresh Studios

 Hello - and HAPPY STAMPtember - a month long party by Simon Says Stamp to celebrate all things stamping. 



Today we are getting to see the next in the progression of the special SUPER SECRET collaboration stamp sets that will be happening throughout the month! Today we have...Pinkfresh Studios!


Now...you might know I work for Pinkfresh Studios - can we just say best job ever? So...I might be a bit biased when I say this may be my favorite STAMPtember collaboration yet! But then again, it really is a gorgeous layered floral, don't you think?!?!? I couldn't stop with stamping it out once, so while I had it lined up in my MISTI, I stamped out 3 different color combos and created this set of cards with it!


Here is a closer look at each of these cards - this first one uses Peach Fuzz, Apricot, Ocean Breeze, and Aqua ink:


Next up, I love this sunny and bright combination of Lemon Whip, Sweet Mustard, Fresh Pear, and Grassy Knoll:


And finally, couldn't resist nice traditional pinks and greens - Ballet Slipper, Coral Reef, Mint, and Meadow:


I stamped some of the gorgeous sentiments from the set in Detail Black ink on each card, and die cut the panels using Essentials: Diagonal Stitched Rectangles, and matted them with some coordinating Concord and 9th cardstock. Finished off by adding some of our amazing Essentials: Jewels Mix to the centers of the flowers, using different sizes for different flowers.


Here is a closer look at this stunning set:



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Friday, September 18, 2020

STAMPtember Collaboration - Hero Arts AND Ink Blot Shop

 Hello - and HAPPY STAMPtember - a month long party by Simon Says Stamp to celebrate all things stamping. 


Today we are getting to see the next in the progression of the special SUPER SECRET collaboration stamp sets that will be happening throughout the month! Today we have not one but TWO companies - and I have a card for both of them! First up - Hero Arts!


For this card I created a blended background with Distress Oxide inks, and added my images in a silhouette style on that background!


I used Wild Honey, Crackling Campfire (of course!), and Dusty Concord for my blended background, masking off the lower portion of my panel, and added a good bit of splatters with Perfect Pearls for sparkle and texture.


Next, I used my MISTI to stamp the images and sentiments on it, staggering them over that line I masked off. I kind of wish I'd moved the bench down ever so slightly, but had to roll with it as it was! Finished off with a bit of jute twine tied in a knot for texture, and mounted the entire thing on an Ivory cardbase to contrast slightly with the white panel.


Here is a better look at this fun set:



And next up - we have Ink Blot Shop!


This card has the cutest images for creating fun scenes - so I rolled with that!


I stamped everything in Copic friendly ink on white cardstock - using the straight line with the tent and the trees to stamp off the edges at different heights to add some depth to the scene.


I colored it all in with Copics markers in soft colors, and added a ground under the images to give them a stable place to rest. Finished off by mounting it on some coordinating plaid pattern paper from My Favorite Things to finish off!


And here is a closer look at this adorable set:



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Thursday, September 17, 2020

STAMPtember Collaboration - Paper Roses Studio

 Hello - and HAPPY STAMPtember - a month long party by Simon Says Stamp to celebrate all things stamping. 



Today we are getting to see the next in the progression of the special SUPER SECRET collaboration stamp sets that will be happening throughout the month! Today we have...Paper Rose Studios!


I decided to use one of my favorite distress ink techniques with this lovely set - and I absolutely love how well it worked for it!


I used more of the Crackling Campfire distress ink I've been loving since it came out - and stamped some of the florals on watercolor cardstock. Grabbed Peeled Paint to add the greenery, then misted the entire thing with a bit of water and let the colors mix and bleed together.


The rest was simple! I matted that panel with a touch of gold glitter cardstock, mounted with foam on a Cream colored cardbase, and added a sentiment from the set, heat embossed in gold on black cardstock and also adhered with foam adhesive.


Here is a look at this beautiful floral set:


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Pinkfresh Studio September 2020 Holiday Stamp and Die Release Blog Hop

Good morning! Today is an amazing blog hop to celebrate Pinkfresh Studio's September 2020 Holiday Stamp and Die Release! You aren't going to want to miss a stop along the way - TONS of inspiration and prizes up for grabs! YAY! (Please note: I won't be doing the usual release day live today on Facebook - we took this week off of Live's due to some other online retailer events we had to do this week.)


You can also receive free shipping on any order of $50 or more through September 24th - so a great time to pick up anything you have your eye on!


As usual, I have several cards below to share with you - so be ready for lots of photos!


First up - I couldn't resist a magical rainbow forest created with the darling new tree in the Tree Trimming Friends stamp set - the layers make it SOOO easy and fun to create trees in any color your heart desires!


I stamped them in an array of Pinkfresh inks, and stamped them off the bottom edge of my panel of white cardstock.


And with rainbow trees - a magical purple sky seems reasonable as well, right? I added some deeper purple splatters with a darker shade of ink, and then added a heavy dose of white splatters over the entire front for a snowy look.


Added the stars on top of the trees, a sentiment, the stamped stars, and the cute little birdie from Sleigh Bells Ring stamp set - another cute critter set. Finally, finished off with lots of sparkly white jewels scattered around the trees and the stars on top of the trees.


Next up - switching gears from the cute, and onto the absolutely gorgeous and elegant stamps and dies included in this release!


The stunning Merry and Bright Frame stamp set is SOOO fun to use! 


I picked a fun color combo in some non-traditional holiday colors, and had fun building my frame. I used the layering cluster of florals - both stamped and layered together, and then stamped just in the outline to tuck around and under the frame.


The frame and sentiment are both heat embossed in white on colored cardstock, and there is lots of foam adhesive tucked in there for the different layers. I also die cut the beautiful Ornate Poinsettia die to create a subtle tone on tone background for the base of this card, and finished off with more sparkly jewels for shine!


And finally - back to some bright happy rainbow colors!


For this card, I used the gorgeous Gift Boxes background stamp set and coordinating Gift Boxes dies to create an array of rainbow gift boxes. To do this, I first die cut the coordinating die, then carefully lined everything up in my MISTI so that I could place each gift box back in it's negative space and stamp it in my color of choice.


I actually used two colors of ink on each gift box, stamping it in the lighter color, then adding ink in a darker shade partially across the image. This gives some fun depth and variation to the colors!


I added a sentiment from that darling Tree Trimming Friends stamp set - heat embossed in white on a bit of black cardstock - and then finished off again with lots more sparkly jewels tucked around to embellish the gifts!


GIVEAWAY INFO:
Make sure and leave a comment before you leave for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Pinkfresh Studio! All winners will be chosen and posted on the Pinkfresh Blog on Thursday, September 24, 2020 - so make sure and check back to see if you were a winner! Winners must check that page and claim their prize within 2 weeks.

Here is the entire blog hop line-up so you don't miss a single stop - and product links are below - including affiliate links where possible, which simply means if you use one of the links below that I receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!!!

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Wednesday, September 16, 2020

STAMPtember Collaboration - Riley and Company

Hello - and HAPPY STAMPtember - a month long party by Simon Says Stamp to celebrate all things stamping. 


Today we are getting to see the next in the progression of the special SUPER SECRET collaboration stamp sets that will be happening throughout the month! Today we have...Riley and Company!


I was running short on time to create this card - juggling too many things - so I kept it nice and clean and simple!


I love the combo of white, black, and kraft - with a pop of red to finish it off! I stamped the image and sentiment on a panel of kraft cardstock, then die cut it so the image was off the edge a bit.


I matted that panel with a thin strip of black cardstock, and mounted with foam adhesive on my white cardbase. I added some die cut tiny hearts, colored with Copic markers and covered with Glossy Accents for some shine - and of course popped up with more foam for simple and fun dimension.


Here is a better look at today's funny set:



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